Great news! Gregorio Uribe Big Band will be performing TOMORROW (Monday Jan. 14) as part of the first edition of "NYC South American Music Festival". I'm honored to be sharing this night with other amazing artist who are also dear friends with whom I've collaborated in the past. Sofia Rei (Argentina), Sofia Tosello and Tangolandó (Argentina/Perú) and Juancho Herrera (Venezuela/Colombia) will be the other three artist who will perform that night. Each and one of them have great careers and have toured the world with their own music as well as with other important artist.
We have put this festival together in collaboration with Lili House Agency's Aurelie Cotugno who's been a great supporter for all of us and many other musicians in NYC. Below you will find all of the information of the show as well as information and websites of all the artist performing that night. This will be a unique opportunity to experience first-hand some of the unique sounds that result when South American sounds and spirit are filtered through the "New York City Experience". And the best of all, you'll get to see all for bands for only $15. GUBB will be closing the festival so we will be starting at 9:30pm but I highly suggest you get there from the beginning of the festival so you can witness all the other bands.
Thank you for your constant support and I look forward to seeing you there!
1st Edition of NYC SOUTH AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
featuring SOFIA REI, JUANCHO HERRERA, SOFIA TOSELLO, GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND
APAP NYC 2013 SHOWCASE
Monday, January 14, 2013
82 W. 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
7 to 11 pm
$15 - Free with APAP badge
82 W. 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
7 to 11 pm
$15 - Free with APAP badge
The NYC South American Music Festival takes place during the APAP conference and celebrates a new movement in the US: music rooted in the folklore from the various countries of South America, as they meet with pop, rock, jazz and a hint of electronica. The actors are young artists from Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile converging in New York City. A generation of musicians that has blurred the boundaries between their musical cultures and carved out a renovated identity of the South American diaspora. These ground-breaking artists have been gaining recognition at the national and international levels. Each of them has crafted a distinct sound, whether it is tango with Afro-Peruvian rhythms, Colombian cumbia and mapalé in a big band setting, merengue caraqueño into a hip hop groove, or multi-track vocal grooves over a chacarera, using traditional and native instruments such as the charango, the cuatro, the bombo leguero, the cajon, the gaitas, as well as contemporary and electro-acoustic instruments. The result is substantial, uplifting, poignant and passionate, appealing to the traditional and progressive sensibilities alike.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
JUANCHO HERRERA - 7 pm
Hailing from Colombia and Venezuela, and with a very impressive career of more than 20 years as a frontman and sideman, in the studio and on the road, Juancho Herrera has been an essential part of groups lead by some of today's top artists in jazz and world music, such as Claudia Acuña, Lila Downs, Sofia Rei, Marta Gomez, Mercedes Sosa, Idan Raichel, Aquiles Báez, Zemog el Gallo Bueno, and many others. As a bandleader, Juancho has released his second album, Banda in 2011 and has performed his original songs in Venezuela, Colombia, Hungary and the US. Combining the knowledge of traditions from various countries from Latin America and the U.S. with modern funk, blues and jazz influences, Juancho arrives to a very energetic and unique blend of true world music. Using modern instrumentation such as electric bass and guitars in combination with traditional instruments such as Peruvian cajon and Venezuelan cuatro, the project achieves a vibrant dialog between tradition and forward motion.
“There are few artists pushing the boundaries of Latin jazz the way that Juancho is doing it today. Tapping into every little corner of the Latin-American vast musical history, his fusion grooves will give you a taste of how Latin music continues to grow as an important foundation of the jazz standard.” - Planet Eye Traveler
Juancho's website and social media links
SOFIA REI – 8 pm
Sofía is one of the most passionate, charismatic and inventive vocalists on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz and electronic sounds. Her second album, Sube Azul, released by World Village/Harmonia Mundi, received the 2011 Independent Music Award in the World Beat category. She also received the Best Latin Jazz Vocalist of 2009 Award from the Latin Jazz Corner. Her collaborations include top musicians such as John Zorn (currently with the Mycale project), Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Frank London etc. She is also a faculty member at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Sofia has just launched her third album, De Tierra y Oro, a collection of original songs that tell of the seductive heterogeneity of her poetic and musical world: a cock fight in Cartagena, a nightmare in Buenos Aires, an angry statement against political indifference, a haunted man from the Andes...
"As the Argentine singer Sofia Rei led her multinational band (...) the passion and clarity with which she assayed a tricky mix of South American rhythms and jazz-inflected harmonies made clear why she has been embraced by New York City audiences from Carnegie Hall to the hippest downtown haunts." - Phil Lutz, The New York Times
Video of Sofia Rei "La Llorona"
SOFIA TOSELLO presents TANGOLANDÓ – 9 pm
Tangolandó is the first encounter of the tango with Afro-Peruvian music, a journey integrating sounds born from the need of communication and exchange in Latin-American music in the cosmopolitan city of New York. The penetrating passion of tango together with the sensuality and mischievousness of the Afro-Peruvian and creole genres give life to this meshed, fluid and organic approach from Argentine singer Sofia Tosello and Peruvian guitarist Yuri Juárez. From the bandoneon's melancholic sounds to the rogue beat of the cajon, Tangolando recreates in a perfect balance timeless tangos through the freshness of Peru's coastal contemporary music. Prior to launching the Tangolandó album in 2012, Sofía and Yuri released their individual albums in 2009 and 2008 respectively. The have toured with the project in Peru, Argentina, India and amongst other venues at Joe's Pub in NYC and the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
"on this record the so-called fusion is so exquisitely seamless that it is almost impossible to separate where one starts and the other ends. (…) it is the spirit that moves the music through its instrumentalists especially in the glue that binds it all together: the voice of Tosello and the guitar of Juárez." Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network
Video de Tangolandó "Nostalgias" on the Peruvian TV show Sonidos del Mundo
GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND – 10 pm
Gregorio Uribe Big Band is a 16-piece musical experience that blends Colombian rhythms such as cumbia and chandé with powerful big band arranging. This music machine brings together musicians from many countries around the world that, under Gregorio Uribe's leadership and vision, create a masterpiece of Latin rhythms. Their sound is based on old cumbia and porro big bands which where so popular in Colombia during the 50's and 60's yet they bring new and modern arrangements and a deep personal sentiment through Gregorio's original compositions based on personal and contemporary experiences and influences. Gregorio's energetic and sophisticated approach to the music of his country has led him to share the stage with such renowned artists as the Grammy-winners Rubén Blades, Carlos Vives and Latin Grammy Award-winners Aterciopelados and Bomba Estereo. He has also performed at the Kennedy Center and has been interviewed by CNN.
"Gregorio Uribe, a mild-mannered 25-year old from Bogota, Colombia, manages to strike a rare balance between youthful energy and the authority of a self-made music impresario." - Jose Simian, New York Daily News 2010